Friday, June 3, 2011

Summertime Fun in the Smokies!

Everyone looks forward to June for a vacation and the Smokies are one of the best places in the country to visit. Now that you're here, what can you take the kids to do?

Sidney James is within walking distance to several great places for the family, including Ober Gatlinburg, Ripley's Believe it or Not!, Ripley's Aquarium and much more!

Dollywood's Kidfest
June 17-August 7

And speaking of kids, Dollywood is returning Kidsfest for the main section of summer filled with great activities for young kids including performances, roaming characters and of course the rides!

Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales
June 17-August 13

Gatlinburg's summer-wide event sees street performers, storytellers and even some dancers at various points throughout the main downtown section of the city. Great for a night out on the town!

New Restaurants in Gatlinburg!
There are a bunch of new openings that have people talking - Gatlinburg is now home to the Mellow Mushroom, Dick's Last Resort, and soon to come, The Melting Pot - each offering something genuinely unique to the restaurant scene in Gatlinburg.

Bringing Kids to the Park?
There are all kinds of opportunities for the young ones to enjoy themselves in the National Park; hiking and Sugarlands Visitors Center but there are Ranger-guided Programs as well and you can see them at